Frequently Asked Questions

Employers

General

  • Apprenticeship program sponsors administer and operate an apprenticeship program. To find sponsors in your area, or sponsors specialized in your desired occupation or industry, search in our Partner Finder

    The Partner Finder offers several options to find sponsors including the ability to search by need, organization name, and by state/county. When on the search by need tab, check the box labeled "I want to learn from sponsors" to view sponsors.

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  • The Apprenticeship Finder Tool  on Apprenticeship.gov retrieves active apprenticeship opportunities from the National Labor Exchange (NLx)—a collection of over 2 million job openings exclusively found on corporate career websites and state job banks. Review instructions on how to get your apprenticeship opportunity included in the NLx database and Apprenticeship Finder Tool.

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  • Each year the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announces funding opportunities, some of which are focused on apprenticeship expansion activities. To view current funding opportunities please visit the federal grants webpage as well as our apprenticeship investments webpage.  

    Each opportunity identifies the purpose of the funding, eligible applicants, funding amounts, and the process for how to apply. For specific questions on a specific opportunity, please check for the DOL contact person listed in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.

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  •  With a network of over 150,000 employers in more than 1,000 occupations, apprenticeship is developing a new generation of workers to help our nation succeed in the 21st-century economy.  

    Apprenticeship programs help employers: 

    • Recruit and develop a highly-skilled workforce that helps grow their business 

    • Improve productivity, profitability, and an employer’s bottom line 

    • Create flexible training options that ensure workers develop the right skills 

    • Minimize liability costs through appropriate training of workers 

    • Receive tax credits and employee tuition benefits in participating states

    • Increase retention of workers, during and following the apprenticeship.  

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